French jeweler Marcel Boucher
French jeweler Marcel Boucher (1898–1965) was one of the most talented designers and manufacturers of the American jewelry of the last century. Marcel Boucher was born in France. In Paris, he worked for several years. Marcel Boucher produced unique, the highest quality of workmanship jewelry, superior to all known brands. Marcel Boucher jewellery reflects the classical tradition with new creative trends. All the jewelry was top-class performance, and it has become the hallmark of Boucher. Talent of Boucher distinguishes his jewelry pieces from all the other decorations. They are prized by collectors and fans of vintage accessories. Most jewelry was labeled with the name of Boucher, and serial number. Earlier works were labeled Marboux or MB. Marcel Boucher was one of the first to apply the so-called three-dimensional design of jewelry. He began to actively use the colorful enamel products. Jewelry branded Boucher was made until 1971.
In the early 1920s, Marcel Boucher emigrated to the United States and made the design of jewelry for Mazer Brothers. In 1922 was offered the post of designer in the New York office of Cartier and so began the career of the great jeweler. The crisis of the Great Depression in 1929 did not pass him, and Bush had to change jobs. However, private orders allowed him to feel comfortable. Only in 1937, Marcel Boucher was able to organize his own company under the name Marcel Boucher and Cie in New York.
Marcel Boucher died in 1965, and the company passed to his wife, who was also a designer. In 1979, the company Boucher was sold to a Canadian company D’Orlan Industries of Toronto. Since then, the decorations, manufactured by the company, were marked d’Orlan.
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